3 Finance Apps That Are Way Better Than Mint

Amy He

By Amy He  Fri Feb 22, 2013

Amy is a staff writer at MyBankTracker.com. She writes about banking and culture. More Columns »

Expensify

expensify graphOf all the apps I’ve tried, Expensify is the one most geared towards business expenses. You can use it for personal expense tracking, but the options are limited and Expensify really doesn’t cater to non-business related expenses. Categories, for example, run along the lines of “lodging,” “meals” or “fuel/mileage.”

You can enter your expenses and snap a picture of an accompanying receipt, and file it to a specific expense report. Expensify lets you log hours spent on a project, as well as any car mileage and car expenses used for a business trip.

Analytics are not available on the app, but are accessible through the web version of Expensify, where you can view your expenses as illustrated through line graphs, pie charts, or bar graphs.

The Expensify app is, at the moment, a little lacking. The Expensify experience is much richer on the web version, which is a con for users who want to be able to review expenses in-depth on the go.

Expensify has a robust system online that allows smaller businesses and bigger corporations to add employees to an Expensify account. Features include integration with various external accounts (Evernote, QuickBooks, FreshBooks) and direct deposit reimbursement.

Expensify is effective for businesses, but ultimately, because I was looking for a personal finance product, I couldn’t get much use out of it.

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  • Peter

    Take a look at EEBA (easy envelope budget app). Nothing fancy but its free and allows you to synch across multiple devices for families etc.

    Also had categories you prepick that an allocate too.

  • Fizzybizzle

    This is stupid…mint does everything these apps do alone in one place. I was expecting to see something equivalent to mint and all of these are equivalent to areas within mint which makes the article useless.

  • Sachin

    MCUBE in andriod is better app, it automatically takes and add expenses from your mobile sms alerts for ATM withdrwals, internet transcation, shopping etc.. no need to punch in amount. Try MCUBE once avilable on android store. Its a free app.

  • Ellis Thomas

    These are pretty good apps. Here in I would like to include one more app that manages the expenses and keep track of the same with absolute generousity. The one I am talking about is the expense reporting app from Replicon – http://www.replicon.com/olp/expense-reports.aspx . Expense reports made with this particular app is crystal clear and standardized. This particular app is cloud based and SaaS operated. Open to integrate with other payroll apps as well with the open API which comes as inbuilt with this app. Try out to include this app as well in your list.

  • Subash

    No way near to Mint.. dumbest apps they all are

  • This is your job

    This article was poorly written. It had a few typos and run on sentences.

  • Miss Frustrated

    I tried installing MINT today. ugh. What a disaster. I was so excited to see it sync so quickly, then….I noticed almost ALL my transactions (and I can have up to 20 a day) were uncategorized. It described my transactions as A, Z, Q. All I got was a dollar amount and a date for most of them. Like I have all day to try to remember what was $5.42, or $31.87 etc. and then manually add a category. The main reason I downloaded it was because Quicken 2014 was getting such bad reviews and I wanted to track where my $$ was going. Apparently TONS of people have this problem according to the comments I read. The categories import fine on other programs. Mint is NOT for people who want birds eye view of their spending using preexisting categories, who manage a busy household with lots of money going in and out of their checking account.